Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9776

Narasimhamurthy B

Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar, India

  • Research Article   
    Tribal Livelihood Status in Western Ghats
    Author(s): Basavarajaiah DM*, Narasimhamurthy B, Bharathi M and Jaya Naik

    Indian tribes’ also known as aboriginal communities or adivasi are residing in forests since time immemorial. There are nearly 10.40 million tribal people residing on 15 percent of total Indian geography and constitutes 8.60 percent of the total population. Forest and tribals are culturally and traditionally linked to each other. Most of them live in close proximity of forest depending on the forest for livelihood and substances. In spite of pursuing rapid economic growth for more than five decades India since Independence, the objective of poverty eradication has not been significantly achieved. The prevailing situation of hunger, poverty and deprivation experienced by Western Ghats tribals as well as general population, the confronting historical and economic data perspective shows that development strategy that has been persuaded post-independence has not been effective. The .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2168-9776.20.9.234

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